Folks on social media, particularly Twitter, can get really savage at times, as people have often discovered to their detriment. You may think you’ve done something perfectly normal, and yet, you’ll suddenly be bombarded by trolls mocking you for it. It’s worse when you’re a celebrity; you cannot catch a break! Your every tiny move will be dissected and if there’s even an iota of troll-fodder, there’s no saving you. And last night Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra got a taste of this!
ICYMI, Karan Johar has been sending out feelers on Twitter about his upcoming Kesari, starring Akshay Kumar. A lot of anticipation surrounded the announcement of the actress opposite Akshay Kumar in the movie, which ended last night when KJo finally spilled the beans.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2018
Yay for Parineeti Chopra, right? The actress too was quite excited and tweeted about it last night.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) January 10, 2018
However, something quite unprecedented happened when people saw the announcement, which may have rained on Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra’s parade.
Karan’s tweet, which though announced Parineeti as the actress, used the movie poster featuring Akshay Kumar’s face along with it. Twitter found this rather hilarious and embarked on a mocking mission!
The trolls got rather creative, but stayed mostly sarcastic.
Parineeti Chopra was pretty much called an Akshay Kumar doppleganger. And vice versa too!
1. You don’t say!
— Shomini Sen (@shominisen) January 10, 2018
2. You know, now that you mention it, I can see it!
Parineeti has striking, almost ditto resemblance to Akshay Kumar 🙌https://t.co/jrwd0QTzhe
— • South Indian IT professional • (@mehdi_nisar1) January 10, 2018
3. Damn, that’s a revelation!
Is it just me or if Akshay Kumar grew beard and moustaches and wore a turban he'd look like Parineeti Chopra? https://t.co/QYIPUJlucf
— Faisal (@fraina1510) January 10, 2018
4. They’re both the ‘same’, wouldn’t you say?
Far better than Akshay's look https://t.co/KoICXNu7vb
— BOBBEY (@iamsrktheking) January 10, 2018
Pari even received several compliments for her impossible makeover!
1. Hear hear!
She looks amazing here. https://t.co/oTmckaSsyQ
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) January 10, 2018
2. Is that really you, Pari?
Parineeti has just killed it.Can't even recognize its her.What a makeover.Wowww👏👏👏 https://t.co/X6gqJ0wOea
— Shazna FO (@shaznaFO) January 10, 2018
3. Keh diya na? Bas keh diya.
great transformation parineeti ! so far the best one in bollywood. period. 🙌 https://t.co/zUe2BKNHKO
— shreya. (@shreya1526) January 10, 2018
4. Something like the ‘Nothing To Hide’ award?
Pari's changed a lot!! She def deserves awards for this makeover. https://t.co/lTyrcvhhc0
— 샴즈 (@shamima1985) January 10, 2018
5. Kaafi umda kheli aap, Parineeti!
Damn. What transformation! https://t.co/psBUmS5RYL
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) January 10, 2018
6. Pari, Pari, Pari! Why so awesome?
Fuck sake Parineeti is a crazy method actor. What a transformation. Rajkummar Rao eat your heart out. https://t.co/UeQYjcAHjq
— Sujay Kulkarni (@RedDevilSujay) January 10, 2018
7. That sounds like a rather prosthetic compliment. You getting my drift? *wink*
Spectacular make-up and prosthetics job. Unbelievable. https://t.co/kpb4TTx3QP
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) January 10, 2018
Fans went absolutely crazy over Parineeti Chopra’s beard game!
1. Beard game strong AF!
Parineeti's beard game is on point. https://t.co/x25fus5MtU
— betty draper (@LordPotter4eva) January 10, 2018
2. Yeah, you think?
I believe she'd look better without the beard and the turban. Please reconsider her look in the movie 🙂 https://t.co/3RYR0XJkum
— SLB's Magnum Opus Padmavati on 25th of Jan (@OnestlyBrutal) January 10, 2018
3. Totes yes on that beard!
Maybe it's just me but I think that beard really suits Parineeti https://t.co/WNVgTeImsx
— Shivam (@GhantaGuy) January 10, 2018
— naankhatai (@clamcuckoo) January 10, 2018
Well, this was just a small taster of what Twitter was offering up!
In the end, a resigned Karan Johar gave in to public demand and posted the announcement again with Parineeti Chopra’s picture along with it. But of course, he added his own touch to it!
Ok guys that was meant to be an image of #KESARI whilst announcing the lead actress of the film! Clearly Twitter is quick to Jump and attack! Apologies!!!!! This is to re announce the wonderfully talented @ParineetiChopra as lead cast of #KESARI pic.twitter.com/5IXYjjDcgy
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2018
But remember what I said about celebs not being able to catch a break? Well, the trolling still continued!
Karan Johar ~ Parineeti Chopra In Lead In #Kesari ! *Uploads Akshay's Pic*
People ~ Outrage….
Karan Johar ~ K,Sorry !!
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) January 11, 2018
Sir you posted wrong pic.
Here it is.. pic.twitter.com/yQm1unHdJM
— ɑeɡｏη (@ItsOnkarx) January 10, 2018
Looks like it’s going to be a while before Twitter let’s this go! Till then, laugh away!